Chinese naval visit to the Italian military escort aircraft carrier Garibaldi
docked at the naval port of Taranto in the Italian Navy, “Garibaldi” aircraft carrier.
escort fleet officers in batches to board the” Garibaldi “aircraft carrier.
escort fleet and Italian naval officers and men had a good talk.
local time on August 2, pomelo escort fleet commander Rear Admiral Zhang, Yan Chen, political commissar of the Italian Navy Fleet Rear Admiral visits Lieutenant Commander 比内利曼泰利.
began yesterday morning local time, the fifth convoy visited the Italian Navy officers and men in groups, “Garibaldi” aircraft carrier.
Yesterday, the formation of officers and men watched with great interest to reflect the aircraft history, performance, film presentation, followed by boarding tour, and with the Italian Navy, the soldiers started the exchange.
“Garibaldi” aircraft carrier, a total length of 180 meters wide and 23.8 m, draft 6.7 m, the standard displacement of 10,100 tons full load displacement of 13,370 tons. Service in 1987, was the world’s smallest aircraft carrier. Although the light aircraft carrier, but its carrying capacity and anti-submarine aircraft, ship, air defense capabilities are strong.
the ship’s main task is to perform security patrols in the Mediterranean, guards and defend the Strait of Gibraltar, led a task force has carried out alone or anti-submarine, air defense and anti-ship missions, cover and support amphibious assault, the transport ship escort team to ensure smooth flow of sea lines of communication and so on.
escort ship captain Li Guangzhou story to the reporter about the escort thriller “war” more than 100 pirate ship into the fleet tried to
Somali pirates new features
○ means more and more violent: the past, pirate ship, when ready to rob merchant ships will be firing while chasing merchant forced to stop, then taking advantage of the board, is now eyeing the merchant pirates then, it will directly pick up the light and heavy weapons to attack merchant ships.
○ become more flexible tactics: First, “a pack of wolves tactics”, surrounded by a group of pirate ships swarmed merchant; the other is the “bait and tactics”, pirate fleet sent a suspicious boat parked in convoy formation front, luring ships to disperse. At the same time sent a boat parked in the formation of the back, and await the attack fleet fishing.
“arrived in Somalia and Asia Ding Wanhai domain of time, when three or four months, the sea conditions are good, it’s rampant piracy, I remember one time, there were more than 100 vessels ‘pirate ship’ attempts to sub- batch into the fleet, finally I escort fleet to disperse. “Guangzhou ship captain Li recalled the escort mission, on that occasion,” battle “fresh.
However, this is the pirates repeatedly “attack” in the first. It is reported that the fifth escort fleet during its mission, a total of 85 dispersed a total of 370 batches of suspicious vessels, merchant ships sailing to protect the national security.
more and more violent crime pirates
escort fleet command group leader told the Nanfang Daily reporter Zhang Linzhong, with the countries in the world to strengthen the Navy convoy in the Somali waters and the fight against piracy force in Somalia pirates are changing strategies to cope.
he said, the implementation of the fifth convoy escort mission since the fleet was found with the previous different, Somalia and Asia Ding Wanhai domain pirates “crime” scope, “crime” means and tactics have changed . He said the geographical scope of piracy has gone from the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast extending to both sides, extending west to the Strait of Bab el-South Side, north of Oman east extends to the vicinity of the scope of piracy and some even extended to 1,600 km from Somalia waters.
the same time, the pirates are becoming more and more a means of committing the crime and violence, past, pirate ship will be ready to rob merchant ships fired shots while chasing, forcing merchant to stop, then taking advantage of the board, and now pirate eye merchant, then, tend to pick up the light and heavy weapons to attack directly.
Moreover, the pirates are now the “tactical” has become more flexible. First, the “wolves tactics”, surrounded by a group of pirate ships swarmed merchant; First, the “bait tactics.” Not long ago, India escort fleet encountered such tactics on the harassment, pirate fleet was sent a suspicious boat parked in front of the Indian convoy formation to lure ships to disperse. Meanwhile, there are three boats parked in formation behind the fishing fleet opportunistic attacks, “but fortunately many countries have a close cooperation between the Navy, the Indian warships to escort the fleet immediately call other countries pegged to prepare ‘attack’ of fishing, only escaped that trap. “
block firing heavy machine guns to disperse the pirate ship
pirate ship for the” attack “opportunistic attempt into the convoy formation, the fifth Fleet escort to take a strict and effective measures to ensure that all merchant ships to be 100% safe care.
According to Zhang Linzhong revealed early April this year, 887 ship in a separate guard “Zhenhua 20 ‘merchant and found gathered around 130 unidentified boat, immediately alert. Corsair is also because the Pirates are fishing, and fishing as a cover, as long as the time is ripe to take up arms to rob merchant ships will be on the suspicious boat, escort officers and men were very vigilant. Soon, 130 boats still trying to escort into the formation of batches. “If you let them into the fleet, it is retaining the vessel in danger, so be sure to stop.” Zhang Linzhong said.
result, 887 officers and men began to ship the boat to fight flares, flares, detonation bomb, but these boats or “persistent” attempts to formation Riza, the final block 887 heavy machine guns began firing ship . See this battle, and finally fear of the boat, this dropped.
It is reported that in the fifth fleet escort duties during the formation of a total of 85 approved 370 to disperse the suspicious vessels. In the eyes of the officers and men escort fleet, is already commonplace to see the suspicious ships, but they have always maintained a high degree of vigilance. As long as the suspicious vessel in the convoy, soldiers will be careful attention to the vessel’s operations. At the same time, sent a helicopter to go to verify whether these suspicious vessels, “pirate ship.”
story of Singapore Navy to escort launched multifaceted cooperation with the Chinese navy
you speak Chinese, communication barrier
“We shook hands and the Republic of Singapore Navy generals one, the kind of common ancestry and ancestral feelings spontaneously.” Zhang Linzhong, head of the fifth fleet escort and several other command groups from Fujian, Guangdong, escort officers and men of the Nanfang Daily Correspondent laments.
perform escort missions in the waters off Somalia during the formation and implementation with the escort missions in the area of ??foreign fleet launched a number of military exchanges with the region near the convoy escort warships Korea held a joint military exercise. Among them, Singapore and South Korea, military exchanges, to escort the soldiers left a deep impression.
According to Zhang Linzhong memories, Singapore escort warship is a multi-national maritime fleet in a major force. Representatives of Singapore Navy had boarded the ship in Guangzhou, and fifth start in convoy formation.
“We speak Chinese, clan and ancestors, there is no obstacle to the exchange, the officers and men together to chat, the Singapore men say, ‘my ancestors is Cantonese’, that said, ‘My ancestors Fujian people ‘, there is a young man of Meizhou Hakka words very well, he is a Hakka ancestors. “Zhang Linzhong said. He said the Singapore Navy and the Chinese navy and other aspects of intelligence in the convoy started to cooperate and together quite well.
talked about the cooperation with the South Korean Navy, Zhang Linzhong said that in his eyes, the South Korean navy of China are very friendly, warm, honest and generous. He told reporters that South Korea will receive a daily fleet escort warships sent to the weather and greetings.
escort due to the waters near South Korea, the two navies regularly meet, “Recently, when only 5 sea”, Zhang Linzhong said. During the escort, not only with the fifth South Korean warships escort fleet launched a friendly exchange, also held joint military exercises with the escort officers and men of words, “South Korea’s navy to escort the Chinese navy fleet buddies.”
fifth start in batches with the first convoy formation type escort
“will not leave a Chinese merchant”
yesterday, the fifth head of the escort fleet command groups told the Southern Daily reporter Zhang Linzhong, convoy escort formations in the implementation of this mission, the first time with a batch-type escort.
“At present, the use of escort with style, Japan, Russia, India and other countries failed to do this, the Chinese do, and this is the situation we pass under the sea, past experience and their own strength worked out escort new way, in order to better serve the merchant application is protected. “Zhang Linzhong said.
It is reported that China’s naval fleet in the past few escort escort escort fleet are to accompany the main type, although the fifth is still the case, but the invention of new initiatives in batches escort. Sooner or later, according to vessel arrival time, speed, formation will converge to a collection of merchant ships into three batches, three warships were borne by the independent escort tasks, first to go first, to the late evening walk, points on three occasions to escort the vessel to safety.
It is understood that, because the performance of different boats, sailing speed will be separate, combined with changing sea conditions at sea, a number of applications to participate in China’s merchant fleet escort often late, and some boats is more than a dozen late hours.
Zhang Linzhong, said: “We will not leave a Chinese merchant, regardless of how long later, we will to wait for them in the collection, and escort them to safety sent the waters.”
South Daily correspondent Zhao Yang Huangyang China
from the bottom of the Italian special correspondent Cao Haihua Taranto
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